The Toolkit has been used in three locations: Leicester, Dacorum and Staffordshire Moorlands.
In every location it is being used in unique ways to suit the existing level of local food activity.
In each location a coordinator from f3 – the local food consultants helped the partners form their individual approach towards a local food plan and facilitated key events.
Dacorum has been working on food issues for some years with a Local Food Strategy in 2010 and 2011, and a lively Local Food Initiative group who, on signing up to pilot the ‘Our Food Plan’ process, were able to secure further funding. Read more.
Leicester has already adopted a Food and Drink Charter which sets out ten ambitions for sustainable food and drink in the city. Work is now in hand on four themes: Community Growing, Food and Health, local Food Procurement and Economic Development. Read more.
Staffordshire Moorlands have made a lot of progress in development for food in the area. Some of these were in train already but have gained more support and traction as a result of the Food Plan process. For example, Totally Locally Leek are organising and promoting a Food and Drink Festival; Public Health have developed a Staffordshire wide food poverty strategy, and at least two Farmers are supplying produce directly in to schools. Read more.